We Make Students Engaged Citizens Terry CherrySocial studies is alive in the classroom where you teach, in your community, in the state where you work, and across the globe.
Making Inquiry Critical: Examining Power and Inequity in the Classroom Ryan M. Crowley, LaGarrett J. KingA truly critical inquiry should identify unequal power relationships in society and offer students counter-narratives to transform unjust social relations. Secondary/High School Civics/Government
Engaging the Community with a Project-Based Approach Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Nell K. Duke, Stephanie L. Strachan,, Cathy M. JohnsonYoung learners and students of all ages feel more connected to their learning when they participate in community-related projects. PreK-Elementary Civics/Government
Knowledge in Action: Social Studies Simulations as Project-Based Learning Katie Piper, Jerry Neufeld-KaiserPolitical simulations in an AP class helped students learn content and skills while they also engaged with the structures and functions of government. Secondary/High School Civics/Government, US History
Learning through Doing: A Project-Based Learning Approach to the History of the U.S. CivilRights Movement Diana B. Turk, Stacie Brensilver BermanA project-based approach to studying the civil rights movement can stimulate student engagement and their sense of connection to this historic period. Secondary/High School US History
The Secret Ingredients of Problem-Based Learning: A World History Perspective Robert Hallock, Kathryn SmootThree key strategies can help teachers implement successful projects in world history. Secondary/High School World History
Projects as the Spine of the Course: Design for Deeper Learning Walter C. ParkerWhen a course is centered on a series of projects, the projects accomplish the main intellectual work, and student learning is deep and complex. Secondary/High School